-Callie Khouri, screenwriter, Thelma & Louise
For many of us right now, we yearn to get in a car and go! The “ Where” doesn’t matter as long as we’re able to “Get out of Dodge”. A reference to Dodge City, Kansas, the location of many Wild-West movies, “Get Out of Dodge” means to “leave an especially difficult and dangerous environment with all possible haste”! *
Luckily, after Sheltering In Place, communities are safer and beginning to re-open. The desire to go somewhere, anywhere, is normal. We crave interaction with the outside world, regardless of distance and length of time.
- Route 66 – Lake Michigan to California (two weeks)
- The Great River Road- Follow the Mississippi to New Orleans
- Pacific Coast Highway (Start in San Francisco and head south.)
- High Road to Taos. Wander in New Mexico along the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, through old Hispanic villages and desert sands
- Blue Ridge Parkway, Carolinas and Virginia – 500 miles through the Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah national parks
- US1 Florida Keys– Although Florida continues to have restrictions (and you might be required to have a recent negative Covid19 test), this 120 mile-long chain is a stunning!
- Bluebonnet Trail, Texas between Houston and Austin, including a chain of seven interconnected lakes, such as Lake Buchanan.
- North Shore Drive, Minnesota starting in Duluth towards Two Harbors.
- Highway 101, Oregon, stunning coastal vistas, beaches and quaint towns for 300 miles +.
- Anchorage to Valdez, Alaska (you’ll need a current negative Covid19 test and might want to fly)